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Writing Details/ Writing Paragraphs 1 Day Mini-lesson = Success!

Writing Details/ Writing Paragraphs 1 Day Mini-lesson = Success!
Writing Details/ Writing Paragraphs 1 Day Mini-lesson = Success!
Writing Details/ Writing Paragraphs 1 Day Mini-lesson = Success!
Writing Details/ Writing Paragraphs 1 Day Mini-lesson = Success!
Writing Details/ Writing Paragraphs 1 Day Mini-lesson = Success!
Writing Details/ Writing Paragraphs 1 Day Mini-lesson = Success!
Writing Details/ Writing Paragraphs 1 Day Mini-lesson = Success!
Writing Details/ Writing Paragraphs 1 Day Mini-lesson = Success!
Product Description
This is a great mini-lesson for Writer's Workshop and 6+1 Traits. Students learn how to take a vague/general sentence and add on details to create a paragraph.

Just 1 mini-lesson for Writer's Workshop and 6+1 Traits, will cure your class of general or vague sentences, moving students beyond writing a single sentence to writing an entire paragraph full of details that answers questions such as: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Which. The examples in this file are authentic, from my own students' personal narratives.

I love writing, but not all students do. With Madeline Hunter's Essential Elements of Instruction in mind, I designed this lesson to include modeling, guided practice, and then independent practice, all without a pencil, so students practice the skill orally, which takes the fear and dread out of writing.

During the lesson, the teacher reads a statement on a card that I provide. Then, students orally ask the teacher questions (who, what, when, where, why, how, which) about the statement read aloud. My class mastered this one-day mini-lesson, and your class can, too! This oral exercise will quickly transform into a writing skill that will lengthen paragraphs and include details.

Does your class like Jeopardy?
For this mini-lesson, you can have students answer individually, or answer as a team to help challenged students, or play a game for points, just like the TV show, to engage the class; Jeopardy-style category cards and points labels are included in this file.

After students have a turn at this oral activity, they pick up pencils and either start a new writing assignment, or revise a previous writing piece, adding the details.

EXTRAS: I've included optional writing pages, too. There are two pages, for younger students, with dashed lines, and another writing page for older students without dashed lines.

If you enjoyed this activity, come back and rate it. And, please share if you tried it "Jeopardy-Style"; that idea only came to me after I had completed the lesson and had success anyway.

One teacher who used "Writing Details 1 Day Mini-lesson = Success!" says...
"I wish I could give you more than an "A!" My kids are writing champions because of this!"

By the way, I have some other Writing Details products with seasonal themes. You can find my other writing products here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Denise-Urich/Search:writing%20details

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